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The Documentary Soviet Storm-World War II In The East

I must confess that for 43 years I have had a passion in life. It started when I had a minor in Russian history at Tulane University. It is The Great Patriotic War. I was the time in World War II from June 22, 1941 to April, 1945 when the Russians fought off Nazi invaders, Please bear in mind that in all of World War II the US lost 407,000 men and women in battle and accidents. The British lost some 360,000 people including those killed in air raids. The Nazis lost some 5 million people. The Russian people suffered a staggering 27 million people killed including battle deaths, starvation, and Nazi brutality toward Jewish people, etc. To put this into some kind of scale, it is like 38.5 cities the size of San Francisco being destroyed with all inhabitants killed. Had the Germans not been tied down fighting the Russians, US and British casualties in World War II would have been horrific.
I have read over 3,000 books on this subject. It is very important to me that we never forget the incredible courage and suffering of the Russian people.
The internet television service Hulu gave me a rare treat. It was a multi-part documentary from Russia. Its title was “Soviet Storm-World War II In The East. It is a documentary that was beautifully researched and produced. After 43 years of study I was learning new things. This is a wonderful program!!!


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I am a man who has lived n 6 of the 7 continents. I first arrived in Africa on April 18, 1981. Africa has been a part of my life since. I spent 8 months living in a Xhosa village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I was given he nickname Tatamkulu Africa. In Xhosa it means "Grandfather Africa." In April of 1994 I was allowed to vote in the first democratic election in South Africa..I was honored to be part of such a historical moment. It was a beautiful and a magical day.

One response to “The Documentary Soviet Storm-World War II In The East

  1. Dan S. ⋅

    Have just discovered this myself. Yes, the Germans and the Soviets had about 400 divisions each in the field, where the US peaked at 95, counting the forces in the Pacific Theater. About 90% of the forces facing the Germans were Soviet. It’s funny to see all the movies about D-Day and Patton and “Band of Brothers” and so on, and realize that we barely rose to the level of a minor distraction for Hitler and the Wehrmacht. The real work of the Great Patriotic War was done by Mother Russia. And it’s wonderful to get a series that tells it from their point of view.

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